These days, just reaching the interview stage requires a lot of hard work. By taking a little extra time to fine-tune your approach, you can help ensure that the hiring manager gets a good look at you not only as an IT professional, but also as a potential colleague. Even if you don't receive an offer, you'll prepare yourself for an even stronger interview the next time an opportunity arises.
Dave Willmer is executive director of Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of IT professionals for initiatives ranging from e-business development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. The company has more than 100 locations worldwide and offers online job search services atwww.rht.com .
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